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Great Britain Fuller's 1845

Discussion in 'Europe' started by knightlypint, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. knightlypint

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    Regarding pint bottles in the US...

    I've had 6 of these now and only one was good, that one I kept in my fridge for about 3 months. The other five, opened well before the best by date, were awful...a strange, almost veggy-like flavor up front followed by a terrible bitterness.

    Thanks.
     
  2. CwrwAmByth

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    They're not pint bottles, rather 68.261485ml-less-than-a-pint bottles.
     
  3. Zimbo

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    Hmmm. Can't remember when I haven't had a decent bottle of this. Storage during transport or light exposure in the bottle store might help to explain it but sure is an odd one.
     
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    Haven't had one for a while, though I do have a few stashed away. But I've not come across a bad one....
     
  5. champ103

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    I routinely drink this. Basically always from the shelf off a beer store. Seldom from a beer bar, but occasionally. I have never had a problem with anything remotely close to a veggie or DMS flavors.
     
  6. knightlypint

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    Thanks for the responses.

    I have 2 bottles in my fridge which I'll keep there for a few more months, then open them.

    Odd thing is, I buy the ESB frequently and it's always great........same store.
     
  7. CellarGimp

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    Fuller's is my favorite imported beer. 1845 has always been good to me though I have only had it a few times. I have a 6 pack of London Pride queued up for the weekend though.
     
  8. knightlypint

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    I like their ESB and London Pride too.

    I'm going to let my last 2 bottles of 1845 sit in the fridge for several more months, that seems to be the only way so far I've come up with a good one...and it was excellent.

    Fuller's Porter didn't impress me though, although with Harviestoun and Zywiec setting the bar that's understandable.
     
  9. CwrwAmByth

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    But... Fullers Porter is immense. Porter how porter should be. Landaan and praad.
     
  10. Hoppsbabo

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    Żywiec! Eugh. I know what you mean about the veggie flavour. It reminded me a lot of fish food pellets. Much prefer the ESB.
     
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    Dying to try some Zywiec, I hear great things about it. Fuller's London Porter is damn okay for a basic porter. I can get it fairly cheap online and I keep a steady supply of it. Lovely beer for when you just feel like nothing special.
     
  12. Hoppsbabo

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    Dennoman, are you taking about Zywiec the Polish lager? It's very common in my hometown, possibly because of our huge Polish workforce. I can't think of anything good (or bad) to say about Zywiec because it's so completely unremarkable. It's just a plain, metallicey, fizzy European lager – one of dozens of which UK pubs are over-saturated with. :eek: I can't believe anyone would say great things about it.​
     
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    Nah, the porter :)
     
  14. Hoppsbabo

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    Ah, now it makes sense.
     
  15. Dennoman

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    We have a pretty major Polish workforce here as well, but never heard of the Zywiec products until someone from the UK told me of them. We even have a Polish lady help us with work around the house since my mum had a nasty fall two years ago. I can't imagine her being big on beer though :D
     
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    I've had a few, before my joining BA and doing reviews, but I recall the ones I've had were...splendid.
     
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    Still offered at Tesco's at 4 for £6
     
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    A few of the staff at the brewey keep these for a year or two and then drink or so I'm told via an email from them
     
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    Two bottles this afternoon. Very nice, went down a treat. Not a fan of bottled beer but it was rather good.
     
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